Moodle FAQs - for Students

This page is for College students using Moodle.  If you are a staff member, visit Moodle FAQs for staff on the Learning Technology course

If your question is not answered here please contact for further help.



How do I log into Moodle?

Go to and log in using your College network username and password. You MUST have logged into the College network and changed your password from the default (your student ID) BEFORE you can log into Moodle for the first time.

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I don't know my Moodle username/password

Your Moodle username/password is the same as your College network username/password (i.e. what you use to log into computers in College).

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How do I change my Moodle password

Your Moodle password is always the same as your College network password. So, if you want to change it on Moodle, you'll have to change it on the network. You can do this on the College computers by pressing ctrl + alt + del and selecting the 'Change Password' option once you have logged in.

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How do I enrol on a Moodle course?

  1. Log into Moodle, go to the All Courses block to see a list of all departments. Click on your department to see the courses within it and click on your course.
  2. If the Moodle course has been set up with your course code you will be able to access that course so long as your enrolment has been processed by the College (usually 24 hours from enrolling)
  3. If the Moodle course is set up for 'self-enrolment', click Enrol me. You may be asked to provide an enrolment key to be allowed in - your teacher will provide this.

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How do I unenrol from a Moodle course?

You can only unenrol yourself from a Moodle course that allows self-enrolment. If you are enrolled automatically through a course code then you will remain enrolled until the end of the academic year, or until your network account is disabled after the end of your College course (whichever is the earlier).

  1. Log into Moodle, go to the Navigation block and click My courses.
  2. Click on the course name of the course you want unenrol from.
  3. Click Unenrol me from ... in the Settings block.
  4. Confirm that you want to unenrol from the course by clicking  Continue.

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How do I access my profile in Moodle and change settings?

All Moodle users - students and staff - have an editable profile.  As well as information displayed to other Moodle users, your profile includes a number of settings that affect how Moodle functions and how it is displayed to you.

  1. Access your profile by clicking on your name in Moodle.  (Your name is usually visible in the top right-hand corner or at the bottom of the page).
  2. In the Settings block, click Edit profile.
  3. Edit the fields you wish to change.
  4. Click Update profile at the bottom of the page.

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How do I submit an assignment on Moodle?

Moodle assignments are shown on the course homepage. Some departments put each assignment within its corresponding Moodle course e.g. ABC100, LN132 etc. Some departments use a specific Moodle course for collecting all assignments across a programme or the department. 

The assignment submission page will show the assignment deadline and further details. The exact steps for submitting an assignment depend on the settings chosen by your teacher. 

  • For file submissions, click Upload file(s), then click Add... to browse for the file to upload. Finally, click Save changes to confirm.
  • For text only submissions, click Add submission

You may be able to read, edit and resubmit your assignment type depending on the settings your teacher has chosen. If your teacher is providing feedback and grades through Moodle you be able to see this by clicking on the assignment once it has been marked. You will usually receive an email notification. 

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For how long after I leave College can I continue to access my Moodle courses? 

Most Moodle courses are automatically reset at the end of each academic year – at the end of August. This means that your Moodle course enrolments and any course contributions including discussion postings, quiz and assignment submissions are automatically removed. 

Last modified: Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:46 PM